Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bainbridge Island Land Trust N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Bainbridge Public Library Inc N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Lynnwood Food Bank N/A WA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 300
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
PNW Protectors N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Sage Bionetworks N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 61,250
Splash International N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 95,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 225,000
Northwest Film Forum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 32,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 6,107,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Recares Network Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The National Center for Science Education Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,293,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Strategies, Inc. WA Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc WA Other Donor Advised 2020 200
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc WA Other Corporate Advised 2020 9,500
Upper Valley MEND WA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kitsap Humane Society WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Angels for Angels WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Bainbridge Public Library Inc WA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The Omprakash Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Games for Love WA Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2020 120,000
The Omprakash Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Public Defender Association WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Armman-USA WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 104,404
Page SUM 1,764,104

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Storytellers Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 1,213,450

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14797 records found.